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Events for 1952 Topps Stars Occurring on This Day:

May 17
* Indicates players, teams or others that were not included in the original 1952 Topps baseball cards.


Born: 2

   Jim McDonald* was born on this day in 1927              Billy Hoeft was born on this day in 1932


Events/Transactions: 12
(Box scores provided by baseball-reference.com)

1) On this date in 1941, Connie Mack** day was celebrated at
Shibe Park as Philadelphia declared a legal holiday. Connie Mack Day

** Connie Mack card designed by Keith Conforti.


2) Catcher Matt Batts and pitcher Jim McDonald* were traded by the Boston Red Sox
to the St.Louis Browns on this date in 1951 for pitcher Jim Suchecki* and catcher Les Moss.


3) Inf./Of Erv Dusak and inf./of Glenn (Rocky) Nelson were traded by the St.Louis Cardinals
 to the Pittsburgh Pirates, also in 1951 on this date, for shortstop Stan Rojek.

              1952 Topps #78 Ellis Kinder Card     1952 Topps #32 Eddie Robinson Baseball Card
4) Outfielder Bobby Del Greco and pitcher Dick Littlefield* were traded to the St.Louis Cardinals by the Pittsburgh Pirates on this date in 1956.
5)  In 1957 on this date, right-handed pitcher Ellis Kinder was released by the
Chicago White Sox  .
 6) Also on this date in 1957, the Detroit Tigers released first baseman Eddie Robinson .


           1952 Topps #55 Ray Boone Baseball Card         
7) Infielder/outfielder Eddie Miksis was signed as a free agent by the Cincinnati Redlegs on this date in 1958.
8) On this date in 1960, the Milwaukee Braves traded infielder. Ray Boone to the Boston Red Sox for Ron Jackson.
9) Also in 1960 on this date, the Los Angeles Dodgers released outfielder Carl Furillo*.


10) Pitcher Curt Simmons was released by the Philadelphia Phillies on this date in 1960.
11) On this date in 1961, former Tigers catcher Myron (Joe) Ginsberg was signed  as a free agent by the Boston Red Sox.
12) In 1965 on this date, the New York Mets released catcher/outfielder Yogi Berra.


Died: 3

George (Catfish) Metkovich died on this date in 1995               Joe Black died on this date in 2002

Bill Wight died on this date in 2007